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Help for domestic violence survivors during COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
DURHAM – For most people, home is a safe place. But that’s not the case for victims of domestic violence or child abuse, especially during times when they are forced to stay home with their abuser. To decrease the spread of COVID-19, Durham is under a stay-at-home order, meaning residents are to practice social distancing and not to leave home
North Carolina statewide stay-home order issued by governor
Sunday, March 29, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that a statewide stay-at-home order will start next week, saying more movement restrictions are needed to blunt the new coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overrun by cases. Cooper said the order will take effect at 5 p.m. Monday and last 30 days. It will prevent people from leaving
Major N Carolina disaster declared; more local orders ahead
Thursday, March 26, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina can now receive additional emergency assistance after Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a major disaster area declaration due to COVID-19 has been approved by the federal government. The White House announced President Donald Trump’s decision late Wednesday on the declaration, which commonly has been sought by North
Displaced DHA residents struggle to adjust to new normal
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Valencia McQueen had her hands full recently at Millennium Hotel in Durham. Tevin, a busy 3-year-old who folks a generation ago would have described as “all boy,” was giving McQueen all that she could handle. “They don’t have a playground, so he plays in the room, or we go into the hallway or come down to the lobby,” said
NC sheriffs continue to carry out evictions during pandemic
Monday, March 23, 2020
Should North Carolina sheriffs be evicting people during the COVID-19 pandemic and thereby further jeopardizing the public’s health? That question is front and center in the state public policy debate. Advocates say that people evicted from their homes could end up on the street, doubling or tripling up in crowded houses with family or friends, or
N. Carolina school closings extended, gathering size tighter
Monday, March 23, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Monday tighter assembly and business restrictions in an attempt to dull the spread of the new coronavirus, including the extended shuttering of K-12 schools until mid-May. Cooper said he would issue a new executive order that would make it a misdemeanor for assemblies of more than 50 people,
Coronavirus raises health, legal concerns for NC jails
Friday, March 20, 2020
At least six of North Carolina’s largest counties are ordering the release of jail detainees as a preventive measure against COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Buncombe, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake counties have all confirmed that they are releasing detainees as a means to lower jail populations. The fewer people
Volunteers help feed Wake County students
Thursday, March 19, 2020
RALEIGH – To ease concerns over students’ well-being during the COVID-19 school closures, Wake County public schools on Tuesday began providing food curbside for families in need. Families of students 18 and under can pick up a hot lunch and a breakfast pack for the next day at 16 locations across the county from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through
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DURHAM – Durham Public Schools has received confirmation of an employee testing positive